Social media, Iphone and Ipod apps and a raft of Web 2.0 tools are changing the way students work, study and the way they find answers to questions. Maybe I’m teaching to the converted but here’s a clip that sums up why we should care about digial technology, where’s it’s heading and how it’s consumed.
I’m also including the original Shift Happens clip which is a few years old now but paints a clear picture of how the global village is changing. Whether you’re a digital native or a digital immigrant, those with digital media literacy are so far ahead of everyone else…it’s scary.
Digital divide aside, students today in Aotearoa are highly media savy. If you want to understand them, you need to know how they are using social media tools and other digital technologies.